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Destruction Styles: Black Aesthetics of Rupture and Capture, Radical Philosophy 2.08 (2020): 55–65 [pdf]

"Anxiety, Afropessimism and the University Shutdown," (gamEdze & gamedZe), South Atlantic Quarterly 118, no 1 (2019): 215–225 [pdf]

Time Consciousness, and the Trouble with a Black Aesthetic 2019, Artthrob

"Re-thinking Education as Conversation," (with Alana Blignaut), Ellipses 2 (2017–18)

Making Room For True Protest, 2017, News24

African Art and Film Practices: Processes of Colonial Containment, (with Mzonke Maloney), 2017, Africanah

Calling for better curated spaces for knowledge production, (gameEdze & gamedZe) 2016, Centre for Curating the Archive 

Old Buildings, New Conversations, 2017, ContemporaryAnd

Concerning Museums​, 2017, adjective

To Hell With Monuments, 2016, Africanah

The Art World In South Africa Observed, 2016, Africanah

Decolonisation As Art Practice, 2015, Artthrob

Maquette sized ‘New Monuments,’ 2016, iOL

Heritage For Sale: Bronze Casting and the Colonial Imagination, 2015, Artthrob

"Editorial: Salon For What?" (gamEdze & gamedZe), The Johannesburg Salon 9 (2015): 1–2 [pdf] OR [Download the full issue]

"Notes on Imagination" 34–43; "Black Imaginings" 120–121; "Azania-House: Intersectionality as a Catalyst for Black Imagination" 122– 125, The Johannesburg Salon 9 (2015) [pdf]

with artists: interviews, essays, commissions

The System Turn in Joburg Contemporary Art: Part I 2023, Artthrob

For Ambivalent Black Figures, 2022, The Thinker 91(2): 58–64 [pdf]

sunday: the glitch in capitalist time, 2022, Mail & Guardian supplement, 12–14 [pdf]

Ulwandle: Aquatic De-Zoning, 2021, Mail & Guardian

Hard rock, soft worlds: Thebe Phetogo's "Ko ga Lowe," 2021, Guns & Rain

"Ordinary People, Ordinary Issues, Ordinary Emotions:" Practising with Garth Erasmus and Black Consciousness, 2021, ASAI

dust minus zero [Randy Hartzenberg], 2021, in-review

Rainbow Scale: Thebe Phetogo in conversation with Thulile Gamedze, 2021, Artthrob

On Precarity: A Series of Conversations, (with Ranjana Dave and Chintan Modi), 2020, Indent

Redacted portraits, temporary solutions: on the work of Lunga Ntila, 2020, Channel24

This Image of a Soweto Family During Lockdown Probes the Politics of Looking​, 2020, Elephant Magazine

Ana Mendieta, Cinthia Marcelle, Grada Kilomba, 2018, The 10th Berlin Biennale

Sisipho Ngodwana: On Misbehaving Cultural Capital, 2017,  Africanah

Senzeni Marasela and Asemahle Ntlonti at Blank Projects, 2017, Blank Projects

iQhiya, 22 July: The Hidden Curriculum 2017, Documenta14

Qokobe: Lungiswa Gqunta, 2016, WhatiftheWorld

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Perception, Instability: Kamil Hassim’s ‘Event Horizon’ at Number Four 2023, Artthrob

ghouls, guts, dust: donna Kukama's Ways of Remembering-Existing 2022, Artthrob

Sit down, be lumbung: Notes on documenta 2022, Artthrob

Good Feelings for what? Dada Khanyisa's Good Feelings 2020, Artthrob

Frequencies Too High: The Wretched and Dumile Feni at NAF, 2020, Artthrob

Away From Zero: Carries Mae Weems Over Time 2019, Artthrob

In The Between: Sam Nhlegethwa's 'Waiting' 2018, Artthrob

Defining Excellence: Jody Brand’s ‘You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down’ 2017, Artthrob

Ruga Explores Exile Within: Athi Patra Ruga's 'Queens in Exile', 2017, Mail & Guardian

Spaces are not neutral: Dorothee Kreudzfeldt at blank projects, 2017, Mail & Guardian

On Product Versus Process: Robin Rhode's 'Paths and Fields', 2017, Artthrob

The Parliament of Bodies: Some Thoughts, 2017, adjective

Capitalcentric Art Fairs Are not for Artists, 2017, Mail & Guardian

Art Fair Offers More Than Sales, 2017, Mail & Guardian

Floating in a Mind Map: Moshekwa Langa's 'Ellipses', 2016, Artthrob

Michaelis in the age of FMF: Inside Operatives, 2016, adjective

The Black Woman's Gaze: Florine Demosthene's 'The Burst', 2016, Artthrob

Centering the Human as Site of Memorial: Jabulani Dhlamini's 'Re-Capture', 2016, Artthrob

Giving Renewed Attention to Old Voices? ’50/50′ at the New Church Museum, 2016, Artthrob

The Contradictions of Living in the Past: Lizza Littlewort at 99 Loop, 2015, Artthrob

Whose ‘Death Speaks’? A Group Show at 6 Spin Street, 2015, Artthrob

Tensions Between Art and Site: Joburg Fringe, 2015, Artthrob

The Filthy Ground Upon Which We Walk: Subverting the Space of The Art Fair in Contemporary Cape Town, 2015, Art Meets

catalogue essays; periodicals

"Of Water: Internal Matters and Political Identity," March International: Journal of Art and Strategy 2 (2021): 52–71.

"Reading the Dialectical, Reading with Ubuntu, Reading Underneath: With my softness I carve mountains, by Lungiswa Gqunta," in PALAIS 32 (2021): 162–173.

"Not Without Controversy: Cape Town's Zeitz MOCAA," CANVAS 98 (2021): 110–115.

"Reflections on Home — In Motion," in There are Mechanisms in Place: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, edited by Nomusa Makhubu and Nkule Mabaso (Michaelis Galleries: Cape Town, 2019) 33–37. [pdf]

"An Extended Dialogue between [Photography] and [Stream of Consciousness] Mediated through [Noise]," Streams of Consciousness: A Concatenation of Dividuals, edited by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Archive Books: Berlin, 2019) 209–216. [pdf]

"The Immateriality of Experience: Buhlebezwe Siwani," in Telling A world (Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea: Milan, 2017), 186–191.

"Nicholas Hlobo: Curator of Texture," in Nicholas Hlobo: Zawelele ngale (Uppsala Art Museum: Sweden), 25–33​​. [pdf]

"To be Born Free and Other Such Myths," in Tell Freedom (Kunsthal kAde: The Netherlands, 2017), 29–32.  [pdf]

"Notes on Light (Notes on Writing)," in Afrotopia: Recontres de Bamako, African Biennale of Photography (Editions Dilecta: Paris, 2017) 24–30. [pdf]

"Editorial: Why are we still writing about art?" 2017, adjective 3: 8–9. [pdf]

"a shorthand selection of history in and around the place we are bored of calling michaelis," in 2017 Graduate Show Catalogue (University of Cape Town: Cape Town, 2017) 10.

"Decolonial Painting Acts," ArtSOUTHAFRICA, 13, no 4 (2015): 24–26. [pdf]